If you love the look of a healthy glow all year round, never fear! You can get a flawless self-tan that will make you look sunkissed without any of the premature aging effects of the sun.
Prep your skin like a pro!
Any celebrity who sports a golden glow can tell you, it's not just a matter of spray and go.
Skin needs to be prepped for a flawless application. That includes exfoliation and following our guide for foolproof self-tanning.
- Exfoliate in the shower, using a body polishing scrub to slough away dead cells and calluses that can cause streaking or dark spots.
- Dry off well. Skin should be completely dry.
- Massage lotion into areas that are prone to dryness like heels, knees and elbows.
- Helpful hint: Use a tinted self-tanner. This helps immensely with seeing your application. Apply the self-tanner starting at your feet, going upwards. Use long massaging strokes. Never leave streaks. Go over the area until application is smooth and barely visible. Use less on elbows, knees and ankles. Wash hands and use a nailbrush every five minutes to avoid self-tanning build-up.
Cosmetics companies now offer innovative products that suit every skin tone and type so you are no longer relegated to the white one day, deep bronze the next. In fact, the best, most natural-looking faux tans are ones that are built gradually and are in line with your skin tone. Ask your Brunet Beauty Pro for advice.
Remember that self-tanners usually offer no protection. That means always apply sunscreen to the parts of your body that are exposed. And just because it's winter doesn't mean you should skip it. In fact, snow reflects sun making its rays even stronger. If you commute, you should pay special attention, too.
Studies show whether you drive a car or are a passenger, the side of your face that is exposed, even behind a window, ages faster!
Target the area you want to glow
Self-tanners work best on larger areas like chest, legs and arms. Your face needs special care to look its best. A bit of self-tan goes a long way and then bronzers, BB creams and special enhancing creams can bring out a glow and offer other skin care benefits. For example, NOVexpert's La Crème au Caramel is a tinted, anti-aging enhancement cream that you can mix with other creams (like a sunscreen, for example). NOVexpert products are 100% natural and organic, formulated without chemical substances and additives. La Crème au Caramel moisturizes your skin, offers it marvelous anti-aging benefits and gives your skin a nice, healthy glow. Its tinted shades suit most skin tones and blend beautifully on your skin… and you can rest beautifully knowing your face is cradled in organic care!
Don't stop… keep glowing!
Keep your faux tan looking beautiful longer by maintaining a regular routine of exfoliating and moisturizing. As soon as you start to become pale, do a self-tan top up and be to sure apply your facial enhancing cream every day.